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It may be Nelson, Without the Fernando

Aston Villa have reportedly re-ignited their interest in Benfica right-back Nelson, as contract his agent suggests all is not well in Portugal.

The 24 year-old defender has been linked with Villa in the past, however it was believed that the player was much more favourable for a continuation of his playing career with Benfica, rather than a move abroad.

Nelson’s international rival for the right-back slot, Jose Boswinga has already seemingly signed for Chelsea in a 15million deal, and is promptly showing in the Euro 2008 tournament already, just what Roman & manager-less co. are forking out the cash for the player.

Meanwhile, going back to the Nelson saga, somewhat shorter than the Gareth Barry “will he won’t he” story, his agent has been quoted as saying:

“My player is not satisfied with the current arrangements. There are further talks planned but there has been interest from other clubs including clubs in England should Benfica agree to let him go.”

An interesting choice, although may well be paper-talk. Whilst I thought I should report on it, my personal opinion is that we should still at some point expect Richie Stearman to be inbound as our first choice full back on the right side for Villa. He’s no Mellberg, but at least he’d be playing in position!




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The Journalist

Writer: Murph Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 10 2008

Time: 3:01PM

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Nelson's agent is just throwing names at the press to get his guy a better deal. Definately one for the rumour bin.
Mister Mick
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10/06/2008 15:13:00

Nelson's agent is just throwing names at the press to get his guy a better deal. Definately one for the rumour bin.
Mister Mick
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10/06/2008 15:13:00

Fernando nelson! :D
industrial_musical
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10/06/2008 15:32:00

Fernando nelson! :D
industrial_musical
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10/06/2008 15:32:00

There's only one Mellberg... Mellberg
shortshadyuk
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10/06/2008 15:45:00

There's only one Mellberg... Mellberg
shortshadyuk
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10/06/2008 15:45:00

Missing Olly already :(
industrial_musical
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10/06/2008 16:26:00

Missing Olly already :(
industrial_musical
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10/06/2008 16:26:00

Get him - and Chimbonda - and Stearman as he is equally good at CB and will provide cover. It is also insurance if Chimbonda gets itchy feet again and wants to move - we still have two other young very good right-backs!
deano.avfc
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10/06/2008 17:41:00

Get him - and Chimbonda - and Stearman as he is equally good at CB and will provide cover. It is also insurance if Chimbonda gets itchy feet again and wants to move - we still have two other young very good right-backs!
deano.avfc
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10/06/2008 17:41:00

Links, links and more links, agents are always tossing names of players and clubs into the press, they do it just to see if anyone picks up a link and runs with it. I suspect they all have a good laugh over a glass or two on bubbly on the money they generate when one eventually come's off.
col8
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11/06/2008 04:06:00

Links, links and more links, agents are always tossing names of players and clubs into the press, they do it just to see if anyone picks up a link and runs with it. I suspect they all have a good laugh over a glass or two on bubbly on the money they generate when one eventually come's off.
col8
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11/06/2008 04:06:00

I've given up caring about transfers, instead I'm just enjoying Euro 2008.
industrial_musical
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11/06/2008 09:29:00

I've given up caring about transfers, instead I'm just enjoying Euro 2008.
industrial_musical
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11/06/2008 09:29:00

Does this guy have one arm and one leg?!
leelindsay
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11/06/2008 15:34:00

Does this guy have one arm and one leg?!
leelindsay
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11/06/2008 15:34:00

Someone... anyone... PLEASE!!!
mightyrodders
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12/06/2008 17:57:00

Someone... anyone... PLEASE!!!
mightyrodders
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12/06/2008 17:57:00

Could always sign me, im a goalkeeper who once had a trial for shrewsbury town, i have a dodgy back and knees and would play for free! haha :)
industrial_musical
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13/06/2008 08:02:00

Could always sign me, im a goalkeeper who once had a trial for shrewsbury town, i have a dodgy back and knees and would play for free! haha :)
industrial_musical
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13/06/2008 08:02:00

I know absolutely nothing about these foreign guys. If I've seen 'em in action its just for fleeting moments on the box, certainly not enough time to judge their merits and capabilities.
glensider
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22/06/2008 01:31:00

I know absolutely nothing about these foreign guys. If I've seen 'em in action its just for fleeting moments on the box, certainly not enough time to judge their merits and capabilities.
glensider
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22/06/2008 01:31:00

Dont blame you industrial_musical - and what an entertaining European Championships it is.
glensider
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22/06/2008 01:32:00

Dont blame you industrial_musical - and what an entertaining European Championships it is.
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22/06/2008 01:32:00

 

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